Inclusion and Diversity
Making connections is Juniper’s business and it’s also a central part of our culture. We’re building an innovative workplace that strives for excellence and authenticity, has inclusion at its core and enriches our organization with people from diverse backgrounds, experiences, identities and thinking styles.
We want Juniper to be a place where everyone feels welcome, feels valued and knows that their views are heard.
Programs for progress
We’ve established several successful initiatives to help our employees feel a sense of belonging, connection, respect and equity.
University Talent Program
The next generation of talented Juniper colleagues is already making its mark at universities around the world. This global program helps encourage and mentor talent and develop meaningful relationships with students, faculty and new graduates.
Since 2017, we’ve welcomed interns in China, Japan, India, Canada, Australia, Saudi Arabia, the U.S. and across Europe. In 2020, we welcomed nearly 200 interns into Juniper offices in India and the U.S.—around 42% of whom were women.
Celebrating Our Differences
Our year is full of celebrations of the cultures and history that comprise the diversity of our Juniper family. Black History Month, International Women's Month Day, Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, Pride Month, Hispanic Heritage Month, National Native American Heritage Month and International Day of Persons with Disabilities are just a few of these commemorations.
Employee Affinity Groups
Juniper offers several Employee Affinity Groups (EAGs) which provide a space of connection, community, and education for employees who want to foster a diverse and inclusive work environment. We currently have several established groups and are working to launch more:
Asian Affinity Group
Juniper Neurodiversity Alliance
Juniper Pride Alliance
Women’s Sponsorship Program
One of the ways Juniper is working to improve our gender diversity, specifically in positions of leadership, is through our Women’s Sponsorship Program. Designed to enhance the development, visibility and growth opportunities for our next generation of female talent, this multi-faceted initiative includes building a strong network of peers, personalized executive coaching and exposure to senior leadership.
Cleo Parenting Programs
Juggling digital innovation with new parenting requires an out-of-the-box approach. The Cleo Bump to Baby program offers working parents support from the first trimester to their little one’s first birthday, while Cleo Kids is a support program for all parents of kids under 12.
Read more about our Inclusion & Diversity programming in our CSR Report.
The power of partnerships
There’s strength in numbers when it comes to empowering lasting and substantive change. That’s why we partner with organizations around the world that are dedicated to making a difference. Here are just a few of the important relationships we’ve developed.
A commitment to change, a promise of progress
CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion Pledge
By becoming a signatory to the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance inclusion and diversity in the workplace, we’ve pledged to support our people, our communities and society as a whole.
UN Women’s Empowerment Principles
The UN Women’s Empowerment Principles offer guidance to business on how to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment in the workplace, marketplace and community. By joining this global community, Juniper Networks signals our commitment to work collaboratively to foster business practices that empower women.
The Hispanic Promise
We’re proud to have signed this first-of-its-kind national pledge to hire, promote, retain and celebrate Hispanics in the workplace, to create an inclusive, Hispanic-friendly environment.
Respected and recognized
Hitting the mark
The well-being of our employees is what matters most and industry recognition for our efforts helps us know that we’re on the right track.
We’re proud to have made the following lists in recent years: